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#2 of 97 Specialty lodging in Tarapoto
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Tambo Ilusion retreat center is located in the countryside 15 minutes away from the center of Tarapoto city. Tambo Ilusion is recognized by the minister of Environment as a "private conservation area" for the ecological services that are practiced here. The owner, Armando Rodriguez has been protecting his property for the past 32 years and in this time, the forest has been able to regenerate itself. The grounds are beautiful and are the home of many species of animals like birds, monkeys, opposums, etc. who roam around freely. Tambo Ilusion's mission is a tripod of nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism. Ecotourism is a very important activity for Tambo Ilusion as it financially supports the other activities practiced on the land. In 2011, Armando's Canadian life partner joined him and together they created the retreat center building 6 cozy "tambos" to receive a maximum of 14 guests and a beautiful maloca where yoga classes are offered on request. Johanne's passion for yoga, cooking and health was the perfect addition to Armando's dream of developing ecotourism activities. In 2014, Tambo Ilusion was recognized as one of the top 5 yoga centers of Peru as well as one of the ecological resorts to discover in 2015 by "El Comercio" newspaper. At Tambo Ilusion, expect to be greeted warmly and treated like a special guest, to be surrounded by natural beauty, to sleep in very comfortable beds in quaint and rustic wooden cabins with a high thatched roof and a hammock hanging on the porch, cool off swimming in the freshwater lagoon and relax on the dock, listen to the sounds of the wildlife, eat very well... Different packages are offered to live the "Tambo Ilusion" experience in the jungle of Peru! Each package includes all vegetarian meals, a guided walk in the trail of the protected forest and plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and more!
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Catherine M wrote a review Jun 2022
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It’s been 8 mos since stay at Tambo w/ Johanne, nature, yoga, mindfulness and heathy eating all of which remain so inspirational. I’ve been to many retreats and world traveler, but this experience spoke to my soul. It was healing in so many ways. Johanne’s energy is infectious. Her authenticity and powerful heart are rare in the retreat space today that has become so ego and greed driven. She is extraordinarily committed to sharing her knowledge, wisdom and truly helping others. Highly recommend you or your group of friends make time for a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Didi wrote a review May 2022
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Tambo Ilusion is an extraordinary Eco Lodge in the middle of the nature. It is a perfect place to relax and to meditate. I could see various animals (turtles, monkeys, toucans etc.). The food is delicious and healthy. I would like to come back soon with a couple of friends. Thank you very much for this great experience and for such lovely people!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, Director General at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 21, 2022
Hello didim455, Thank you so much for recommending Tambo Ilusion to fellow travelers. We love reading that you consider Tambo Ilusion to be extraordinary as we do too! It was a pleasure to have you here with us, to share inspiring vegetarian meals, and we are so glad that enjoyed your stay and wish to come back with friends to live the "Tambo Ilusion experience" once again! We look forward to it. Hasta pronto! Johanne and Armando
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Carly G wrote a review May 2022
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My time at Tambo Ilusion is one I will never forget! I participated in a five-day yoga retreat here while on a month-long backpacking trip in Peru. The area is so beautiful and peaceful- the perfect place to reset, take time for yourself and reconnect with nature. The host Johanne is an incredible woman that made sure my time at her retreat was perfect from beginning to end. I really enjoyed getting to know her on a personal level and getting the opportunity to practice with her and as her student was really wonderful. Also, every single meal was exceptional! I still think about it months later. If you're considering doing a yoga retreat in Peru, this one will definitely be an experience of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, Director General at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 21, 2022
Dear Carly Giumento, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of participating in the yoga retreat and for recommending us to fellow travelers. It is such a pleasure to have you here with us and now to read your testimonial. We are thrilled that your yoga retreat was an experience you will never forget. It is our goal to offer our guests a unique, relaxing, inspiring, enriching, and transformational experience they will never forget. Thank you for choosing Tambo Ilusion as one of your destinations in Peru. As you are a professional traveler, it really means a lot that you chose to come here and we would love to host you again in the future. We offer many wellness retreats to choose from! Wishing you all the best with your future endeavors. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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Mark P wrote a review May 2022
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Did you ever need to reboot in nature? Well Tambo Ilusion gave us that and more in under a week — My fiancé & I returned refreshed, recharged and ready to live life. I’ve visited all kinds of retreats large and small. At one in Arizona I even made a film called “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes In 30 Days”. But this one on a private eco-reserve in Peru’s high jungle mountains nurtured us both. After an easy ride from the airport, we passed through the bamboo gates and entered a nature preserve loved and cared for by owner operators Johanne & Armando. They greeted us at the gate setting a caring tone for our visit. We came as clients, but left as friends already planning our next visit. They are both excellent hosts and genuine people. It's an intimate resort so we enjoyed sharing most meals with them. Before we booked they answered all our questions and we asked plenty! They even anticipated our needs from airport pickup, to flexible meal times, to a river raft adventure. We thought we needed some R & R in nature —- but we got so much more! Luckily we had booked cooking classes with Johanne. Now we’re sure to be eating way better at home because of her practical and time saving tips. Her entrees were beyond delicious. And her desserts would standout at Moby’s Little Pine restaurant in Los Angeles, or the Candle Cafe in New York City. Beyond her extraordinary chef skills, I’m not exaggerating when I say her yoga instruction was even more remarkable. It matches my experiences at studios in Santa Monica and San Francisco. I know she sounds too good to be true — But wait there’s more! For no particular reason we tried Reiki sessions with Johanne and both loved them. She seems expert at that too. (Is there anything she can’t do?) Armando took me on a couple nature walks which I really liked. His passion for preserving this land’s ecosystem is infectious and going on 40 years. Simply said, we renewed our souls at Tambo Ilusion Wellness Retreat Center. If you go, I'm sure you will too. Mark Perlmutter Vegan business owner and film producer Karem Benavides Food Engineer and Quality Assurance Specialist
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We liked our cabin with the high ceiling, cross ventilation and portable fan.
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, Director General at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 21, 2022
Dear Vegan-Investing-Club Wow, what a pleasure to read your amazing review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for recommending Tambo Ilusion to fellow travelers. It really means a lot. We love reading your feedback, it is really motivating! And are so glad to read that you both returned home refreshed, recharged, and ready to live life. We accomplished our mission!! What more could we ask for than to meet and spend quality time with lovely people like yourselves, spoil you with all types of wellness activities that you thoroughly enjoyed (yoga, Reiki, guided walks in nature, vegan cooking classes ...) and make new friends to top it off! We wanted to know what we could have done to make your stay better and you replied: "In my review I just wanted to manage expectations of visitors so they are not disappointed by the modest cabins, compared to what some people are used to on yoga retreats. This way they come for the stellar services, rather than glorious accommodations!" We appreciate your input. Yes, the cabins are rustic and cozy. We were mindful to choose comfortable mattresses and pillows so our guests would benefit from restful sleep. Each cabin has its private bathroom with a water heating system in the shower and a screened porch where two hammocks hang for our guests' enjoyment. Thank you for choosing to come live the "Tambo Ilusion experience" and we look forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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CM111314 wrote a review Nov 2021
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My time here with Johanne and Armando changed my life. Simple as that. They are incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and have an uncanny ability to unlock love and inspiration in everyone they come in contact with. This was a truly immersive, once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, General Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 5, 2022
Dear Corbinm867, What a pleasure to read your awesome review. We are thrilled that your experience at Tambo Ilusion participating in one of our wellness retreats was transformative for you. It is our goal to inspire our guests to live their best life. Thank you very much for sharing your experience here with other travelers. We enjoyed having you here with us and look forward to your next visit! Best regards Johanne and Armando
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Nellie S wrote a review Nov 2021
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Staying with Johanne and Armando was like visiting your favourite cool aunt and uncle—so warm, familiar, knowledgeable, and full of vibrate life force. I entered the 9-Day Liver Detox Retreat feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and in urgent need of a full-body reset. I left feeling light, bright and clean—physically, mentally, and emotionally! The lagoon is pure magic and nothing beats bird and monkey watching in any of the on-site hammocks. Johanne and Armando were such great hosts that I decided to come back to Tambo Illusion the following week to volunteer! Being on the property and in the presence of Johanne and Armando made me want to work harder on myself and my goals, and to share that energy with others. Truly an inspirational experience!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, General Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 5, 2022
Dear RosNel23, Thank you so much for sharing your experience participating in our 9-day Liver Detox Retreat with other travelers. It is such a pleasure to read your amazing review. It is a great motivator for us to keep doing what we love to do which is to welcome guests into our home and help them along on the wellness journey. We are thrilled that the experience was so transformational and nourishing for you. We loved having you here with us. We are grateful that you offered to came back the lend us a hand with a yoga retreat we were hosting and spend more quality time with us. Wishing you all the best on your wellness journey. We hope you will come back to visit us again! Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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Catherine M wrote a review Oct 2021
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Loved Tambo! Johanne and Armando gracious hosts. Heathy food made with love, beautiful yoga practice and healing reiki made this the perfect respite. To top it off Johanne’s cookbook is a life changer. Definitely an oasis to visit again!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 5, 2022
Dear T1107NMcatherinem, We really appreciate your recommendation. We loved having you here and love reading that you loved Tambo Ilusion and that your wellness retreat experience was the perfect respite for you! So glad to read that Johanne's vegetarian cookbook is inspiring you on your wellness journey! We hope you will come back soon. Best regards and wishes Johanne and Armando
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Holly S wrote a review Oct 2021
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We came upon beautiful Tambo Ilusion by chance and left feeling rested, refreshed, healthy and blessed. Johanne and Armando are exceptional hosts! Even though we reserved late and didn’t sign up for any of the wellness treatments in advance, we were welcomed to three beautiful yoga and mindfulness sessions in their beautiful moloaka, treated us to delicious, healthy breakfasts and dinner and offered enlightening cooking tips that I will carry into all my cooking efforts. We also took part in a healing Reiki session that was totally amazing. Johanne I s truly an amazing healer and gives herself up fully to ensuring comfort and well-being for her guests. I highly recommend this beautiful wellness center for short or long visits. Accommodations are comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are well cared for with beautiful flowers. We loved swinging in the hammocks and relaxing on the dock over the lagoon. In addition, Armando and Johanne secured a driver to help us travel to our next destination. Both speak English and Johanne provided guidance for the next leg of our journey in beautiful Peru.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, General Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 5, 2022
Dear Venture540014, It was such a pleasure to have you here with us in our small paradise! We are grateful that you chose to come to spend quality time with us and that you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed your company. We are thrilled that you benefited from living the "Tambo Ilusion experience". And we really appreciate you taking the time to write this beautiful and inspiring review. Thank you so much. Your feedback confirms that we are accomplishing our mission to make our guests feel truly welcome and comfortable in our small paradise and inspire all on their wellness journey. We hope to see you back soon! Kindest regards and best wishes Johanne and Armando
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Savannah C wrote a review Sep 2021
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I just want to start off by saying that if you are debating where to do a retreat of any sorts do not look any further! You have found the retreat for you. I am a professional Acupuncturist who was looking for a complementary healing modality to add to my practice. I decided to do the 3 night 4 day Reiki/Yoga retreat in September 2021. It is safe to say that this was one of the best experiences of my life. I have never been filled with so much gratitude, love and light as I have with my stay at Tambo llusion. Johanne and Armando are beautiful human beings. I felt so safe and welcome from the moment that I stepped foot onto their land. The food was sensational and the ambiance was unforgettable. I felt so at peace and truly connected with nature and to myself. You are completely safe and taken care of during the entirety of your stay. I am so grateful that I was able to have this experience and I will never forget it. I wish for everyone to experience a stay at Tambo Ilusion. Thank you a million times again to Johanne and Armando.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, General Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 5, 2022
Dear Savannahc627, What a pleasure to read your beautiful testimonial. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers inspiring them to come to live the "Tambo Ilusion" experience by participating in one of our wellness retreats! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time here with us. We are grateful that you chose Tambo Ilusion to do your Reiki Initiation. It was such a pleasure to share this beautiful healing art with you. Thanks again for coming and for recommending us. Kindest regards and all the best Johanne and Armando
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Karin E wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is my third-time returning to Tambo Ilusion and what a joy it was to come back! I came for a yoga retreat in 2015, a liver cleanse in 2016 and returned with my mom in 2021 for another 8-day liver cleanse. Johanne and Armando were incredible hosts and made our stay relaxing and beautiful. After the cleanse I felt rejuvenated and clear thanks to the food we ate and the environment we were able to relax in. Since 2015, the Tambos have been beautifully renovated to include personal bathrooms with a spacious shower, and a screened-in front porch with two hammocks. We spent alot of time in our lovely hammocks reading, chatting and watching the monkeys, and birds in the jungle. It was really great to experience the additions. The food was delicious throughout: healthy, beautifully presented, and colorful! We spent our days attending yoga classes in the mallorca, swimming in the lagoon, walking in the jungle, visiting Johanne's horse (in a field with a view!) and relaxing in our hammocks. I would highly recommend Tambo Ilusion for anyone who is looking for a relaxing and healthy jungle vacation.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Tambo Ilusión Armando Rodriguez Tynan, General Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded May 5, 2022
Dear KElena789, Thank you very much for sharing your experience of participating in the 8-day liver cleanse at Tambo Ilusion. It was such a pleasure to welcome you again in are paradise. You definitely are part of our family!! Returning a third time and bringing your adorable mother along for another wellness experience is very gratifying to us. We really enjoyed your company, our nourishing conversations... Many thanks for recommending us. Until next time!! Kindest regards and all the best. Johanne and Armando
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$48 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PeruSan Martin RegionTarapoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Tambo Ilusión?
Nearby attractions include Catarata Pucayaquillo (3.3 miles), Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu (3.5 miles), and Tambo Ilusión (0.1 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tambo Ilusión?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambo Ilusión?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tambo Ilusión?
Conveniently located restaurants include ZYGO Cafe, La Patarashca Restaurant, and Doña Zully.
Does Tambo Ilusión have airport transportation?
Yes, Tambo Ilusión offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tambo Ilusión?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.